Thread: Proposal: Mark Scheifele for Phil Kessel
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12-29-2012, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Volcanologist View Post
Well, losing him to free agency is a different situation entirely. Losing with a purpose? What is the difference between picking high with Kessel on the team and picking high because we've traded him away? I'd say getting Morgan Rielly was a pretty good step for the future, wasn't it?

The team will not be any better off making this trade. You just think it will because you have Mystery Box Syndrome.
Kessel has a year left on his current contract, after this shorten season. Trading him for assets and starting over is the wise thing to do. Think long term.

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